Rwandan folk trio, the Good Ones fight harsh reality with a sense of love and hope for their third album, Rwanda, You Should Be Loved.
Bassekou Kouyate and band Ngoni Ba's unplugged new Malian folk music release Miri is anything but basic.
Michael Donkor's Housegirl, a PopMatters' pick, is a strong debut novel about traditional changes and personal awakenings.
Ghanaian roots-reggae star Rocky Dawuni leads the charge against apathy on new single "Beats of Zion".
'Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music' Is a Worthy Primer for Any Adventurous Listener
During the musical explosion of the 1950s, ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey traversed Sub-Saharan Africa to record a breadth of songs across many styles. This compilation contains some of the best he came up with.
Soul, brass, and gandjal rhythms bring a new energy to the Analog Africa repertoire via Cameroonian funk rock band Hamad Kalkaba and the Golden Sounds.
Black Panther is more than just another Marvel blockbuster; it's a revelation in Western depictions of Africa and African women.